Core Staff, Contractors & Volunteers
Meet Our Team
Since our founding in 1997, Matter of Trust has always been surrounded by an amazing circle of eco-heroes we feel lucky to call our staff, contractors, and volunteers. We are grateful to everyone that has been part of our organization and are looking forward to continuing to grow, learn, and fight for the sustainable future we all envision.
Our staff in weekly covid Zoom meetings! Still as connected as ever. October, 2020
Our past staff in a meeting in our Eco-Industrial Hub. October, 2018.
Our Core Staff, Contractors, and Volunteers
Lisa Gautier – President, Vice Chair
Betty Gaillard – Board Secretary
Sherry Garcia – Chief of Staff
Cat Permalee – Assistant
Philip Lam – MofT Webmaster & Hum Sum Lead
Pablo Ferrari – Hum Sum Engineering Supervisor
Sajeev Paul – Hum Sum Web Development
Sinadin Zidan – Hum Sum Web Development
Aadil Abdul Latheef – Hum Sum Web Development
Ben Rice – Hum Sum Mod / Clean Wave
Kevin Randall – Hum Sum Mod / FIGMA
Mariah Dixon – Hum Sum Mod / WordPress
Ragini Agrawal – Hum Sum Jira Lead
Briana Tran – Design Media Lead
Morgan Jones – Built Exhibits Lead
Rachel Paul – Social Media Lead
Jeanine Van Dalsem – Eco-Home Interior Designer
Grace Nix – Videographer
Veronica Master – Youth Eco-Ed Prog (YEEP) Lead
Jeremy Herman – Writer / Research Lead
Kathryn Rato – Editor EBG / Researcher
Karen Gomez – Research Apprentice
Amanda Ly – YEEP Intern
Rain Banks – YEEP Intern
Anne Gaubert Le Boterff – Accounting Manager
Joa Douglas – Biz Dev Lead
Tom Warhol – Development Lead
David Nyunt – Clean Wave Lead Felter
Julius Chavez – Clean Wave Felter / Facilitator
Lonnie Allen – Clean Wave Felt / Pac & Design Med
Jaedyn Nguyen – Clean Wave Felt / Pac & Design Med
Nico Hortensi – Volunteer – Garden
Ethan C. – Volunteer – Hum Sum Forums Mod
Mohit Gandhi – Volunteer – Garden
Boyana Hristova – Volunteer – Garden
Olivia Buege – Volunteer – Garden
Merrill Guzman – Volunteer – Garden
Kenny Teeter – Volunteer – Garden
Daisy Tapia – Volunteer – Garden
Dong Thai – Volunteer – SocMed / Field Trips
Asha Kumar – Volunteer – Research
Kim Rice – Gardener – Eco-Home
Saulo Xavier – Housekeeping – Eco-Home / Hub
Lisa Pomo – Pitch Hair Salon On Site – Eco-Hub
June Michaels – Sonoma Food Runners Fiscal Sponsorship
Kate Creps – Heart of the City Food Security Fiscal Sponsorship
Our President, Lisa Gautier, with Phil McCrory, hair mat inventor and one of the initial Eco-Heroes!
How can I help?
As a non-profit organization, it is so important that we have the support of volunteers. Without you, we wouldn’t be what we are today. Please answer these few questions so we can get a better idea on how we can best organize your precious time.
Apprenticeships are designed to develop a particular skill set that makes an individual excel in craftsmanship and green collar employment. Matter of Trust is affiliated with a wide range of schools and specialized environmental businesses.
When we see that our programs can create sustainable green businesses and green-collar jobs, we accept corporate sponsorships from our collaborators to get things rolling. Please check our sponsorship opportunities and contact us.
We believe strongly that, “When you give, you get back tenfold.” There are many ways to give like donating hair, fur, and fiber or donating stuff that you don't need. Learn more about all the giving options available: money, stuff & others.